Azeem-Namoa SHS Absorbed By Government (UE/R)

The Azeem-Namoa community Senior High Technical School [SHS] in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region has been absorbed by Government under the President’s initiative of providing 200 additional SHS to underserved communities across the country.


Bongo District Chief Executive, Mr Alexis Ayamdor Adugdaa announced this at a formal ceremony to cut sod for the construction of the E-styled project which comprises classrooms, administration block, a library, dining hall, dormitories and modern sports arena among others.

Mr Ayamdor who described President John Dramani Mahama as “a listening president” said education is a top most priority for the people of his district who cried out to the President and he answered them by issuing instructions for the school’s absorption and provision of the additional facilities.
He noted that when the project is completed within the 18-month stipulated period, it will create more room for many hundreds of Junior High School graduates in the district access to secondary education without the stress of travelling out of the Bongo District.
According to Mr Ayamdor, government has so far spent about GH₡ 5.6 million on the provision of various educational infrastructures in the district. He commended the president for the Azeem-Namoa Project and made a passionate appeal to government to absorb the remaining SHSs established by community members in the district elsewhere in the District. He also thanked the chiefs and people of Azeem-Namoo for leasing the 87.61 acres of land for the construction of the school’s permanent campus.

The Azeem-Namoa Senior High Technical Institute hitherto was set up and managed by the chiefs and people of the Azeem-Namoo community.

The Head of Planning Unit at the Ghana Education Service Headquarters, Mr Adu Larbi who spoke on behalf of the Education Minister, said the project is in fulfillment of the president’s promise to build 200 community SHS across the country and that it was clear manifestation that the promise was being actualized and felt by beneficiary communities across Ghana.

Mr Larbi advised the immediate communities in proximity to the school to give the school’s authorities and staff the needed support in order to make them feel welcomed to live and work in the community. He entreated the constructor to provide jobs for the people of the area by engaging local artisans in his works.

Source: ISD (Peter Atogewe Wedam)


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